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Grant Thornton Nigeria restates commitment to delivering game-changing solutions

…admits Opara, Emiola as new partners

Grant Thornton Nigeria has restated its focus to challenge conventions and deliver game-changing solutions to clients and stakeholders by sustaining its positioning as a strategic growth market (SGM) within the Grant Thornton global network with the admission of Kingsley Opara and Lateef Emiola as new partners in audit and advisory service lines respectively.

In a statement signed by Merrilyn Okeleke, senior manager, Public Relations & Communications, the company said: “Today’s fast-evolving business environment needs an equally agile force to measure up and succeed in the ecosystem, hence the rapid response and the authentic showcase of the firm’s flexibility to changing needs with this admission of two more partners.”

The release also quoted Ngozi Ogwo, managing partner and CEO of the company, as saying: “We are ambitious, for clients and ourselves. We are not content delivering basic satisfaction but hinge our results on quality standards that enable our people and clients to go beyond limitations and achieve their ambitions.”

Kingsley Opara, who was appointed partner in the audit service line, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with over fifteen (15) years of work experience in the financial services industry.

He joined Grant Thornton Nigeria in 2008 and manages a diverse portfolio of clients in non-governmental/not-for-profit organisations as well as businesses that cut across various sectors, and industries such as Information Technology, Media and Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Marketing and Communication, Transportation, FMCG Organisations, and Real Estate.

Lateef Emiola, a forensic accountant and chartered banker with over 20 years, has earned for himself the ‘specialist’ status for identifying risks in business. He plays significant roles in helping clients attain success by offering his expertise in certified processes (treasury, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, fixed assets, etc.) and controls that surround such processes.

Emiola has been with the firm for thirteen (13) years and currently works with both local and multinational clients delivering quality advisory services in accounting, budgeting, payroll, and payroll tax structures, corporate governance, risk-based internal audit, and fraud risk management investigations, and other services.

The company expressed confidence that their collective expertise and experience in the corporate world would be a great asset to clients as they join the existing partners in providing best-in-class solutions to business challenges.

Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) is a network of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms made up of over 62,000 people across 135 countries and recognised by capital markets, regulators, and international standard-setting bodies. Grant Thornton Nigeria is a member firm of the network, with over 150 staff and four offices in three locations.